Each career program at CAJ has specific requirements
To register for the program of your choice:
• Attend an orientation (See below)
• Connect with teachers for program details during office hours
or by phone.
• Pass the assessment test with program’s required scores
• Visit the financial aid office and start your FAFSA, if
desired, well in advance of the program start date
(Financial Aid virtual appointments are available).
• Meet with Job Center staff for scholarship eligibility and
processing, if desired, well in advance of the program start
• Complete a registration form and pay fees. Cash, credit
and debit, cashier’s check, and money orders are all accepted
forms of payment. We do not accept American Express cards or
JOIN US FOR ORIENTATION When: In Person Orientation Every
Wednesday (Except holidays and break periods). Orientation starts
9:15 AM – Doors close at 9:30 AM Where: 5451 Lemon Hill Avenue, Sacramento, CA
95824 Who: Anyone interested. Must be 18 years or
older to enroll in Adult Education Programs. No appointment needed: For more
information, you may call the Lemon Hill Job Center at (916)
395-5802 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Monday-Thursday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, closed Fridays.
This is the first step to your new career! Learn about the
exciting career training programs available. Students may
begin classes throughout the year on a scheduled basis as space
is available. All classes require excellent attendance.
Assessment testing is held each Wednesday after
orientation. Student must show ID. For in-person testing,
mask is required. Orientation and assessment are required
before enrollment. CAJ reserves the right to cancel program start
dates due to low enrollment.
A variety of vocational programs are available to learn job
skills for employment opportunities. Students may begin classes
throughout the year on a scheduled basis as space is available.
Interested persons should thoroughly study this website to learn
about their program of interest. The Charles Jones Career
and Education Center reserves the right to cancel classes due to
low enrollment. Additional supplies or equipment are not included
in the material fees. Material fees and book prices are subject
The Charles Jones Career and Education Center offers vocational
training programs approved by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
for Veteran’s Education Benefits. Financial Aid (Pell Grant) is available for
those students who meet Federal guidelines. The Charles Jones
Career and Education Center partners with a number of social
service agencies, including the Department of Human Assistance,
Sacramento Employment & Training Agency, Veteran’s
Administration, Employment Development Department, One-Stop
Career Center, Job Corps, Asian Resources, Bach Viet, California
Indian Manpower Consortium, the National Guard, and many others.
All potential students must take an assessment test prior to
registration for HSE classes. Call our office at (916) 395-5800
for available testing dates or attend the weekly CAJ orientation
for more information.
Just like the GED, the HiSET is a high school equivalency
exam. This test is a great option for those who want to get a
certificate of high school equivalency.
The test consists of five sections; math, science,
reading, writing, and social studies. At the Charles A. Jones
Career and Education Center, we offer all sections of the test.
Visit the HiSET website and create an account where you
can take free practice tests to see if you are comfortable
with the material. If so, print out the “home page” of your
account and bring it to our office with a valid, government
issued, photo identification, and the payment for the test, and
we will schedule your exams.
Charles A. Jones is open for in-person instruction. Most classes continue to offer hybrid instruction during summer months. Some programs may continue hybrid instruction in fall, while others will resume full in-person instruction, daily.
The Sacramento City Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, race or ethnicity, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For questions or complaints, contact Equity Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator: Stephan Brown – 5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento CA, 95824; 916.643.9425; email@example.com.